While some clients do have very definite ideas about music, many brides feel somewhat at a loss when it comes to picking actual selections for the body of their ceremony. Aside from knowing that you prefer the intimate sound of the strings over the more grandiose effect of an organ, you may not have strong inclinations for anything else.
One of the first things that may be a concern to you is fitting into a "cookie cutter" mold, i.e., going with what is considered relatively traditional music. You may feel that you'll be taking the easy route or a step in the wrong direction rather than making your special day a unique "stand out".
Well, think again. For one thing, no matter what you choose, remember that you and your guests will be hearing the music performed by a string ensemble. That in and of itself is outside the norm. Indeed, the percentage of weddings that include live string music is VERY small.
Next, think for a moment about an event that you have attended recently at which there has been some form of music being presented. Did you recognize some of it? Even if you couldn't quite come up with the title or name of whatever was being played, didn't it feel great to be saying to yourself, "Gee, I know that!"? Rest assured, guests attending your wedding will feel the same way if they recognize one or more of the musical selections that you choose for key spots such as opening processionals, the bridal entrance, or the recessional.
Now, if you have your heart set on mixing things up a bit, or maybe making a huge pop/rock leap "outside the box", I'll be glad to help you design something along those lines. Indeed, if you've read through other portions of my website, you know that I'm a firm believer in the importance of the one-on-one consultation that gives me an opportunity to connect with you and to therefore make this sort of discussion possible.
However, NEVER feel that you have short-sided the effectiveness of your ceremony if you opt to use primarily very traditional music. Instead, remember that CHOOSING MUSIC FOR YOUR WEDDING THAT MIGHT BE TERMED "COOKIE CUTTER" IS O.K.!"